NBA Rookie Survey – What Do Fellow Rookies Think of Zion, RJ, & Cam?

Zion Williamson & RJ Barrett | Photo: © Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA conducted their annual Rookie Survey at the Photo Shoot and asked each of the players a variety of questions about their fellow rookies.

With the Blue Devils have three of the Top 10 picks in this year’s Draft, they were featured prominently in the answers.

Who will be the 2019-20 Kia Rookie of the Year?

  1. Zion Williamson, New Orleans -35%
  2. Ja Morant, Memphis – 27%
  3. R.J. Barrett, New York – 5%
    Cam Reddish, Atlanta – 5%

The original article notes that the last time the player voted Rookie of the Year went on to win it at the end of the year was Kevin Durant in 2007. This is the third time a former Blue Devil was selected (Jabari Parker in 2014 and Jahlil Okafor in 2015).

Which rookie will have the best career?

  1. Cam Reddish, Atlanta – 19%
  2. Ja Morant, Memphis – 16%
  3. De’Andre Hunter, Atlanta – 11%
  4. R.J. Barrett, New York – 5%
    Jaxson Hayes, New Orleans – 5%
    Coby White, Chicago – 5%
    Zion Williamson, New Orleans – 5%

Cam Reddish being selected here over RJ and Zion is sure to raise some eyebrows considering he was the last of the big three to be selected. But many experts have said Cam’s game translates better to the NBA than it did in college. Last year Duke’s Wendell Carter Jr. was selected to have the best career out of his class.

Which rookie is the most athletic?

  1. Zion Williamson, New Orleans – 87%
  2. Brandon Clarke, Memphis – 8%

This is probably the least surprising results out of the survey.

Which rookie is the best shooter?

  1. Tyler Herro, Miami – 33%
  2. Kyle Guy, Sacramento – 29%
  3. Cameron Johnson, Phoenix – 13%
  4. Ty Jerome, Phoenix – 8%
  5. Jordan Poole, Golden State – 4%

Others receiving votes: Ignas Brazdeikis, New York; Carsen Edwards, Boston; Darius Garland, Cleveland; Zion Williamson, New Orleans; Dylan Windler, Cleveland

Seeing Zion receiving votes has to mean only one thing…RJ was having some fun with him. In 2017, Luke Kennard was voted as the best shooter.

Who do you think will win Rookie of the Year and have the best career out of this year’s class? Let us know!


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